Things to do in Orange County, Jan 12-18

Friday, Jan. 12

Outdoor Holiday Movie Series: Snuggle up during the holiday season with family and friends to watch classic holiday films. Catch this week’s screening of “Rise of the Guardians.”  This movie series continues every Friday until Jan. 19. Free. 7-9 p.m. 6940 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. 714-521-8858 or

Shoppers and tourists reflect on artwork while walking along Main St. observing the “Art A-Faire”. A section of Main St. is regularly closed off to traffic Friday afternoons for this art event in Huntington Beach. (Photo by Lorren Au Jr.)

Art Fair: Art-A-Faire in Huntington Beach offers more than 50 vendors selling unique handcrafted items. Families can observe masters in photography, woodwork, sculptures and jewelry. Free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Weekly. Pier Plaza, 1 Main St., Huntington Beach. 714-536-2213 or

ShowOff! International Playwriting Festival: The Camino Real Playhouse presents ‘ShowOff! 2018’. This event allows attendees to watch seven 10-minute plays that range between drama, comedy, and intrigue. The audience can then vote for their favorite plays and after the ballots are tabulated, top three winners get cash prizes after the last performance. $22-$44. Various times and dates through Jan. 21. 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano. 949- 489-8082 or

Saturday, Jan. 13

Outdoor Library: Embrace the sunny California weather and bring the children to the Outdoor Library, presented by the Buena Park Library and The Source. The Outdoor Library will feature crafts and books children every 2nd Saturday of the month. Free event and free parking. 1-4 p.m.  6940 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. 714-521-8858 or

Sunday, Jan. 14

Music on the Deck: Enjoy a live performance by Taji at Pacific City. Taji is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles. A solo act with an acoustic guitar, beat machine, and a looper, he is known for his soulful, catchy songs. Free. 1-3 p.m. 21010 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach. 714-930-2345 or

Monday, Jan. 15

Kai Kalama, former “American Idol” contestant, will perform at Pacific City on Jan. 15. (Photo by Paul Bersebach)

Live Music: Come see artist and former “American Idol” contestant Kai Kalama perform soul, rock, folk, doowop, hip-hop, Hawaiian and other styles at Pacific City. Free. 5-8 p.m. 21010 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach. 714-930-2345 or

Tuesday, Jan. 16

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